Home chicken-raising at issue in Evanston

September 27, 2010 9:06:24 PM PDT
A vote Monday night in Evanston could allow residents to raise their own chickens in their backyards.

The City of Evanston made the practice illegal in 1974.

Opponents have raised questions about sanitation, smell and the spread of disease, but those backing the ordinance point to the benefits of producing your own fresh eggs and using chicken waste as garden fertilizer.